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US Department of Defense orders 80,000 BlackBerry phones

US Department of Defense orders 80,000 BlackBerry phones

22 January, 2014 | comments (52)

In the heat of its financial struggles, BlackBerry just got a breath of fresh air thanks to the US Department of Defense, which has placed an order for 80,000 smartphones. As part of its smartphone expansion strategy, the Department of Defense...

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NPD: Apple holds 42% of US market, Samsung 26%

NPD: Apple holds 42% of US market, Samsung 26%

17 January, 2014 | comments (61)

The smartphone adoption in the US market is growing and two companies are coming out the big winners out of it – Apple and Samsung together hold over 60% of the market in the last quarter of last year, up from 52% in the final quarter of...


BlackBerry CEO says most new phones will have keyboards

BlackBerry CEO says most new phones will have keyboards

08 January, 2014 | comments (77)

New management, new goals. BlackBerry's short flirtation with touchscreen-only phones will be taking a step back as new CEO John Chen says BlackBerry's new phones will "predominantly" have physical keyboards. BlackBerry will be returning to the...


BlackBerry appoints Ron Louks as its new head of devices business

BlackBerry appoints Ron Louks as its new head of devices business

06 January, 2014 | comments (14)

Ever since Thorsten Heins stepped down as the CEO of the company, John S. Chen had taken his place for a brief period. Now, the struggling smartphone manufacturer has appointed Ron Louks as its head of devices business. The veteran will be...

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BlackBerry Q3 financial results paint a grim picture

BlackBerry Q3 financial results paint a grim picture

20 December, 2013 | comments (62)

BlackBerry's Q2 2013 fiscal results were bad enough with $965 million in loss, but sadly, the Canadian phonemaker has reported the staggering $4.4 billion loss for Q3 2013. To make matters worse, the company's revenue is down as well. It's now $1.2...

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comScore: Android, iOS and WP shares in the US rise

comScore: Android, iOS and WP shares in the US rise

06 December, 2013 | comments (34)

The latest comScore report on the smartphone market in the USA is out. It reveals minor increases of the Android, iOS and Windows Phone shares among the US subscribers, while BlackBerry's share keeps sliding down. As of October 52.2% of the US...


SIM-free BlackBerry Z10 now available for $199

SIM-free BlackBerry Z10 now available for $199

30 November, 2013 | comments (106)

Black Friday is now behind us, but the Cyber Monday deals are already starting to come in. BlackBerry is among the first to give you a cool smartphone promotion, letting you have its former Z10 flagship for just $199. That’s the price for...

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BlackBerry says goodbye to its COO, CMO and CFO

BlackBerry says goodbye to its COO, CMO and CFO

25 November, 2013 | comments (30)

After the acquisition plans fell through, BlackBerry changed strategies and its CEO. The changes in the company go deeper than just swapping the leader though – it was announced today that the COO, CMO and CFO are being replaced. Kristian Tear,...

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Combined, Apple and Samsung take 109% of profits in mobile

Combined, Apple and Samsung take 109% of profits in mobile

15 November, 2013 | comments (27)

"That's impossible!" you're probably thinking. How could Apple and Samsung take more than 100% of the profits in the mobile business? It's because most other companies are in the red, that's how, at least according to analysts from Canaccord...


BlackBerry Z10 has its price slashed to £179.95 in the UK

BlackBerry Z10 has its price slashed to £179.95 in the UK

12 November, 2013 | comments (38)

BlackBerry Z10 got treated to a serious price reduction in the United Kingdom. Carphone Warehouse now offers the troubled company’s first BlackBerry 10 smartphone for only £179.95 ($286) for a SIM-free device, free of any carrier obligation....

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Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 appears in a hands-on video

Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9982 appears in a hands-on video

11 November, 2013 | comments (12)

The last Porsche Designed smartphone we saw a was the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 and that was way back in 2011. A new handset from the lineup has been rumored for quite some time but we are yet to get the official announcement. Yet here's a...

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SA: Android takes a 81% slice of the Q3 smartphone pie

SA: Android takes a 81% slice of the Q3 smartphone pie

01 November, 2013 | comments (96)

The analysts over at Strategy Analytics has posted a report on the global smartphone shipments for Q3 2013. For the period, over 251 million smartphones have been shipped worldwide. This marks a significant growth of 45% on an annual basis -...


BlackBerry Z30 will hit the Verizon shelves in November

BlackBerry Z30 will hit the Verizon shelves in November

28 October, 2013 | comments (16)

Verizon Wireless announced pricing and availability of the BlackBerry Z30. The Canadian flagship smartphone will be available in November for $199.99 with a two-year contract, or 22.91 per month for 24 months for users who opt for the Verizon...

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Nokia 1520 for AT&T spotted in black, red and white

Nokia 1520 for AT&T spotted in black, red and white

28 October, 2013 | comments (31)

The ever dripping evleaks has provided two more leaks for us, this time two carrier specific devices for AT&T and Verizon in the US. First is the Nokia Lumia 1520, which was announced last week at the Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. AT&T is...


BlackBerry OS 10.2 update kicks off this week

BlackBerry OS 10.2 update kicks off this week

23 October, 2013 | comments (67)

BlackBerry has just announced the rollout schedule of the OS 10.2 firmware update. BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 and Q5 are the devices eligible for upgrade, while the Z30 is running on 10.2 out of box. The BlackBerry 10.2 update brings a new Priority...

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BlackBerry considers a split-up in search for a buyer

BlackBerry considers a split-up in search for a buyer

10 October, 2013 | comments (51)

Bloomberg reports that BlackBerry could be forced to consider splitting itself up in order as its potential buyer might not be able to find the funding to afford the buyout. As we reported earlier Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered...


Rogers will offer the BlackBerry Z30 in Canada after all

Rogers will offer the BlackBerry Z30 in Canada after all

09 October, 2013 | comments (11)

Less than a week after announcing that it will not be offering a subsidized BlackBerry Z30, Rogers had a change of heart. The largest Canadian carrier will be offering BlackBerry’s 5” flagship after all. Rogers explains its move as a...

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Rogers will not be offering BlackBerry Z30 in Canada

Rogers will not be offering BlackBerry Z30 in Canada

04 October, 2013 | comments (45)

The largest Canadian wireless carrier Rogers will not offer the BlackBerry Z30, thus bringing another setback to the troubled manufacturer in its home market. The carrier explains the decision with limited shelf space which allows for only “the...

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BlackBerry sells unlocked Z10 and Q10, Z30 hits the UK

BlackBerry sells unlocked Z10 and Q10, Z30 hits the UK

29 September, 2013 | comments (43)

BlackBerry might be in some deep financial trouble and on the verge of being acquired, but it hasn't given up on its phone business yet. As of recently BlackBerry is offering SIM-free versions of the Z10 and Q10 smartphones via its official...

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BlackBerry reports loss of $965 million in fiscal Q2

BlackBerry reports loss of $965 million in fiscal Q2

27 September, 2013 | comments (71)

It's no secret that BlackBerry isn't doing too well, but no one knew just how bad until the company's just-released fiscal Q2 report. It highlights a whopping $935 million loss on the BlackBerry Z10. The "Z10 inventory charge," a clever way...

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